Is there a polite way to ask guests to give us either gift cards or money instead of gifts? We're already registered at one place and planning on going to one more store, but the problem is that we're moving from Michigan to Washington right after the wedding and there's just no feasible way to move a bunch of wedding gifts. We're already having to leave behind a lot of stuff because it's just too costly to move it all, so the last thing we need is a pile of gifts. We aren't really going to have the time to return things, either.
Is there any sort of poem or something I could slide in with the invitation? My fiance is in the Navy and my soon to be MIL suggested writing something about us sailing away to Seattle as a way to ask for guests to not get us gifts, lol. We're also not going on a honeymoon, so any suggestions related to that also won't work.